Terracotta is an Italian word that literally means cooked earth and the material is hard red earthenware. Terracotta is used for making earthen handicrafts and pots etc. In the rural and tribal societies the earthen ornaments like necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and chokers were quite commonly used. |
Today the terracotta jewelry makes exotic dressing style when worn with the traditional nomadic or tribal dresses. It can take up various earthen colors of pink, red, rust or gray creating a rustic appeal. The traditional shapes can be animals or the tribal gods or a more contemporary look can be given by using abstract shapes. The earth is first molded into the desired form and then baked in the kiln or in sun. The uniqueness lies in the fact that it can be molded in innumerous ways before backing.
The fashion jewellery can be molded by hands or in molds. Different rough and glazed finishes can be given. They can even be painted, carved or embedded with stones or beads or embossed with patterns. The finished product of different locations takes up different finishes.